Co-Founder Terry Baxter Ministry

Terry was born and raised in Cambridge, Minnesota. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in evangelism. He also attended Whitewater State University in Wisconsin and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he received additional undergraduate credits in general liberal arts. 
Terry married his wife, Debby, in 1979, and they were blessed with 9 children and now a rapidly growing number of grandchildren (24 and counting).
Terry is ordained under the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has pastored five churches and has spoken in hundreds of churches, camps, conferences, and evangelistic events nationally and internationally. He served for 18 years with International Messengers in Clear Lake, Iowa.  
Back in 2010, Terry became co-founder of GoServ Global, which launched shortly after the earthquake in Haiti. He served for four years as the “start-up” Executive Director until the ministry could recruit full-time administrative staff. He currently serves on the Executive Board of GoServ Global and is the primary GoServ Global Visionary and Motivator. He and his wife, Debby, are full-time faith missionaries under the same organization. Terry is one of the public faces and promoters for GoServ Global. 
He now focuses most of his attention on writing, speaking at numerous events, and teaching Freedom Quest Workshops both nationally and internationally. The workshops are a culmination of 35 years of equipping pastors and missionaries for spiritual warfare and helping believers to come to lasting freedom in Christ.
On the lighter side, Terry is an avid hunter, water sports enthusiast, outdoorsman, woodworker, sawyer, and pilot. He is just a common Terry with an uncommon love for Jesus.

What is the freedom quest?

Ever wonder what spiritual warfare is about? Does it affect you or the people you know? Freedom Quest Workshops are solid biblical seminars on Spiritual Warfare taught worldwide by Terry Baxter over the past thirty-five years. They are designed to equip Pastors, Missionaries, and Christian workers for practical intervention on behalf of tormented people while helping Christians break the grip of sinful bondage in their lives. It is a great format for both counseling and discipleship.

Freedom Quest Workshops can be hosted live by churches or camps in the United States. The schedule is usually three hours the opening evening and from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM the next day.  These are often Friday night and all-day Saturday events.  Bible Camps may offer full weekend events that are more in-depth.

The traditional Freedom Quest Workshop costs $50 and includes all materials and attendance for each individual. We provide templates for host groups to use for advertising and ask them to provide refreshments during the event and two meals on the final day. 

We encourage US workshop alumni to join our support network through GoServ Global to help sponsor Freedom Quest Workshops internationally for pastors and Christian workers in 3rd world countries.  An offering box is available for those who feel prompted to help.

Please text or email Terry Baxter if you are interested in hosting a Freedom Quest event. Interested in learning more? Reach out to us at

Purchase a workbook

Interested in your own copy of the Freedom Quest Workbook? Written by Terry Baxter, this workbook is a guide for the Freedom Quest Workshops as well as a great standalone tool to use for knowledge and reference. Book with shipping costs $25.00 plus tax. All proceeds go towards the Freedom Quest ministry.

Latest Terry Baxter Commentary

The Transition: Mark 3:31-35

The Transition: Mark 3:31-35 “31) Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32) A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” 33) Answering them, He

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Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit: Mark 3:28-30

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit: Mark 3:28-30 ““28) Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 28) but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30) because they were saying,

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The Dark Heart of the Critic: Mark 3:22-27

The Dark Heart of the Critic: Mark 3:22-27 “22) The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23) And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How

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The Crowd: Mark 3:20-22

The Crowd: Mark 3:20-22 “20) And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal. 21) When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His

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Building the Team: Mark 3:16-19

Building the Team: Mark 3:16-19 “16) And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter), 17) and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”); 18) and Andrew, and Philip, and

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Understanding Authority: Mark 3:10-15

Understanding Authority: Mark 3:10-15 “10) for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him. 11) Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!” 12) And

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A Snapshot of the Ministry of Jesus: Mark 3:7-12

A Snapshot of the Ministry of Jesus: Mark 3:7-12 “7) Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, 8) and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number

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Jesus the Restorer: Mark 3:1-6

Jesus the Restorer: Mark 3:1-6 “1) He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered. 2) They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. 3) He *said to the man with the

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Lord of the Sabbath: Mark 2:23-28

Lord of the Sabbath: Mark 2:23-28 “23) And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain. 24) The Pharisees were saying to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not

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No More Patchwork: Mark 2:18-22

No More Patchwork: Mark 2:18-22 “18) John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they *came and *said to Him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” 19) And Jesus said to them, “While the bridegroom is with them, the

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Reaching a Matthew: Mark 2:14-17

Reaching a Matthew: Mark 2:14-17 “14) As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him. 15) And it *happened that He was reclining at the table in his house,

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Resurrection Sunday Message

(Preface: After preaching this message on Resurrection Sunday, I have had many requests for my notes. I give them here as my Daily Bible Commentary. Because of the short time frame given to share this message, I did not sight the many Bible passages undergirding this message; this is merely

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